We are all just walking each other home. - Ram Dass

The Aroostook Hospice Foundation


The Aroostook Hospice Foundation, owner of the Aroostook House of Comfort, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization established in 2009. Its mission is to raise hospice care awareness, build Charity Care funds for patients at the House, and help ensure the perpetuity of the Aroostook House of Comfort.  The board members, volunteers, and local community are all bound by one common thread—their loved ones. This bond fuels their commitment to making an impact on the lives of patients and families.


The members of the AHF Board are volunteers charged with oversight of the Aroostook House of Comfort. Their primary responsibilities include property management, volunteering, and organizing local fundraisers. Their efforts and the support of volunteers, partnerships with the local community, and the generosity of donors have made it possible to offer hospice and respite care services in Aroostook County successfully.


Back row from left to right: Lise Collins, Nancy Putnam, Mike MacPherson, Dr. David Jones, Christine Turner, Mike Thibodeau, Ray Hews, Suzanne Hews, Norman Fournier, Carol MacPherson. Front row from left to right: Abbey Clair, Rick Duncan, Nancy Duncan, Terri Ouellette. 

Meet Our Board of Directors

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."  - Helen Keller

Abbey Clair

Executive Director

Rick Duncan

AHF Board Chair

Nancy Duncan


Mike MacPherson


Carol MacPherson


Ray Hews


Suzanne Hews


Mike Thibodeau


Terri Ouellette


Lise Collins


Nancy Cronkite


Nancy York Putnam


Dr. Caleb Swanberg


Norman Fournier


Gail Phair-Kirk


Tyler Stoliker


Dr. Jones touched the lives of countless patients and families in his many professional capacities. He played an indispensable role in establishing the Aroostook House of Comfort. The void left by his absence will be profoundly felt by everyone fortunate enough to have crossed paths with him.


What People Say About Us

“The House of comfort is a wonderful facility for end-of-life care. My Dad went for a week of respite care, and I can't thank the staff enough for all they do. It really is a "House of Comfort." I felt very much at home when visiting Dad. The atmosphere is of a quiet nature. There are various sitting areas, a fireplace, and a kitchen area. The staff are friendly and there for you and your loved ones anytime, day or night. I love you, Pop. From the bottom of my heart, I say "thank you" to the entire staff at the House of Comfort.”


Becky Hare 

“When my father, Danny Albert, was at the House of Comfort, I felt so incredibly thankful that my family and I could be there with him in such a beautiful and supportive environment, during that part of his journey. It’s a bizarre feeling to be suffering and grieving while in a place of peace. The House of Comfort is (surprisingly) exactly that, a place of peace that lifts the weight of tragedy off your shoulders enough so you can breathe and be present, knowing your loved one is being cared for.”



Kelsey Anderson

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